What you'll do
We’ll meet up at "Rent a Bike Kreuzberg", a nice little bike shop. I’ll explain why Berlin is such a fertile place for alternative projects and how its counter and sub-cultures have shaped the city. Then we’ll hop on our bikes and take to the cycle lanes, touring Berlin’s alternative sights - its collective projects and unconventional nightclubs, its parks, empty lots and street art. Our bikes don’t have big “Bike Rental” signs, so we can explore the city discreetly. Berlin is a cycle-paradise and we’ll ride slowly, so you don’t need to be super fit. We’ll see the home of the self-sufficient, off-grid Turkish-Berliner who lives in the middle of the city in a house he’s built himself, visit a hospital that became a squat that became an arts centre, then drop by a small farm run by a community of trailer-dwellers. Finally - our explorations over - we’ll return to the shop, where over a drink I’ll give you some tips for the rest of your trip. The bikes are included in the price and if you want, you can keep them after the tour until 6pm after doing a rental contract with the owner!
Born and raised in a squat in Kreuzberg, I’ve lived in Berlin my whole life and alternative-Berlin is my home. A former history student, I’m also a musician and fan of Berlin’s world-famous electronic music scene. I know all the good nightclubs - just ask for tips! It’s always a pleasure for me to share Berlin’s magic with people, and I look forward to meeting you.
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Where you'll be
We’ll explore two Berlin districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, which - while different in character - are both home to some of the city’s most vibrant alternative culture. During our ride we’ll also pass by historic spots, including part of the Berlin Wall and a former East-West checkpoint.
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Up to 8 guests ages 11 and up can attend.
I can offer my experience as a private tour. I can also offer this experience in different languages (French, German), or on different dates than the suggested ones, feel free to write me a message!
City of Subcultures